As I was lying in bed last night, I came to the startling revelation that I had completely forgotten about this blog.
The only explanation that I could come up with is that when life well.. improves, you tend to spend more time out in it, and less in your own little cyber-world.
To put it simply, the interview I had went extremely well. They said they would be calling either tonight (Thursday) or the next day (Friday). After spending the few obligatory days in terror, fear, and self-loathing, the principal called me back at 5pm on Friday to give me the good news.
I made it through to the second round!
I had just arrived at the charter school I teach part-time at, so when the phone rang I probably looked like an idiot as I dashed in a circle a few times before darting into an unused classroom. As the man talked to me, I paced crazily around the round tables, trying to take in what he was saying while not tripping over extension cords.
About 6-7 individuals were interviewed for the first round, and 2-3 are moving on to the next. This second round will take place on December 14th, which is next Wednesday. It will be in front of the school board members, and apparently they are just asking us questions. This seems a little odd, so I’m not sure what to expect.
Usually, a first round interview consists of your standards questions, and if they like you enough, you move onto the second round to teach a demo lesson The decision is made from there.
However, in this case it seems like the opposite is happening. So I don’t know. I’ll be asking my colleagues for advice on this unique situation.
Here’s the timeline: Interview on the 14th, the school has two days to make their decision and notify the individual. The 18th (Sunday) I have a Christmas party at my gram’s. (This is important to note). The 19th (Monday) is when the individual will be approved as an employee by the school board. This gives the new person 5 days to shadow the current teacher until he leaves FOREVER.
Not the best timeline, giving the new person only a week. Oh well, I’ll do what I can. 😉
SOOO excited, but a little frustrated at the delay. There’s only so much studying you can do for the standard interview questions.
Wish me luck.
ALSO, on the same day I was called for a second interview, I was accepted into grad school. Yes, Friday was a good day indeed.